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1989 Mar 1 - 1989 Aug 31
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/2676
European Policy (European Monetary System (EMS)) (Part 4)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2016 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 376
Any docs withheld? No

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89 May 18 Thu European Policy: Walters minute to Gray (research topics) [monetary union; exchange rates; corporation and economic performance] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 18 Thu European Policy: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Brittan) [Exchange Rate Mechanism; strategy for achieving a free market EC & combating its protectionist institutions; EC Merger Control regulations; state aid to Renault; Harland & Wolff] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 17 Wed European Policy: Charles Powell briefing for MT ("Meeting with Sir Leon Brittan") ["main purpose... is to get over to him your current worries about the [EC]... its apparent detemination to extend [its] competence into new areas... your concern about [its] failure to honour political agreements... [and] securing genuinely free competition"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 12 Fri European Policy: Walters minute to MT ("Intervention") ["trying to contain the rise of the US dollar... I can see no justification for our intervention. It had no discernable effect on the out-turn of the market"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 12 Fri European Policy: MT letter to Julian Amery MP (Economic and Monetary Union) ["Our approach to [the] proposals is part of our wider campaign to see the [EC] develop along the lines of Britain's relatively free trade, open competition system"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 11 Thu European Policy: Walters minute to MT ("The Dmark, the Dollar and Sterling") ["running down our reserves by buying sterling on a market that is falling because of a fundamental change in monetary conditions in Germany is simply a recipe for losing money"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 11 Thu European Policy: FCO record of conversation (Howe, Genscher) ["Visit of the German Foreign Minister: European Community"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 10 Wed European Policy: Walters minute to MT ("When 'The Time Will Be Ripe'") ["This note attempts to set out a positive response [to the EMS issue] which will, nevertheless, preserve our position" - copy annotated by MT] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 5 Fri European Policy: UKE Bonn record of conversation ("European Monetary Cooperation: Delors Report") [HM Ambassador Mallaby, State Secretary Tietmeyer - FRG Finance Ministry] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 3 Wed European Policy: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Chancellor of the Exchequer) ["UK attitude towards the Delors Report and membership of the Exchange Rate Mechanism"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Apr 27 Thu European Policy: MT letter to David Eccles (European Monetary System) ["Technology has mindlessly created one world... We must all work for intercontinental arrangements"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Apr 27 Thu European Policy: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("The Delors Report and the EMS") [case against UK membership of the Exchange Rate Mechanism] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Apr 25 Tue European Policy: Treasury briefing for MT ("Meetings with Prime Minister Lubbers, Chancellor Kohl and President de Mita: the Delors Report") [proposed lines to take] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Apr 21 Fri European Policy: UKE Paris telegram to FCO ("French reactions to the Delors Report") [Prime Minister Rocard comments to the press] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Apr 21 Fri European Policy: UKE Bonn telegram to FCO ("Economic and monetary union: Delors Report") ["Bundesbank is generally satisfied... as yet there is no clear liaison between Frankfurt and Bonn on the way forward and it is not clear what role the Bundesbank will play"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Apr 18 Tue European Policy: UKE Paris telegram to FCO ("Delors Committee Report: first French reactions") ["Beregovoy reportedly favourable... confirming France ready to discuss a new Treaty"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Apr 17 Mon European Policy: UKE Luxembourg telegram to FCO ("Delors Committee Report on EMU: Chancellor's press conference, 17 April 1989") ["we cannot accept the transfer of sovereignty which is implied by the Delors Report"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Apr 14 Fri European Policy: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Lawson, Howe) ["Delors Committee Report": agreement of proposed line to take: "economic and monetary union are not possible within the existing Treaty"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Apr 14 Fri European Policy: Cabinet Office briefing for MT ("Delors Report: meeting at 4.30pm") [Economic and Monetary Union: key issues and line to take in response to the Report] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Apr 13 Thu European Policy: Charles Powell briefing for MT ("Meeting on Economic and Monetary Union") [Delors Report: "Obviously we do not like the Report... [but] it would be unwise to... [exclude] ourselves from further discussion"] [declassified Jul 2016]